Throughout history, one of the main jobs of the domesticated dog has been to protect its owners and guard against unwanted people or animals.
While many modern dogs will instinctually act as home guardians, there are specific breeds that are known for possessing the characteristics needed to best ward off unwanted intruders.
The breeds listed below are those which have been involved in numerous incidents.
I haven’t just taken the statistics for which breed has been responsible for the most hospital admissions; this list based on the potential and temperament of various dog breeds.
But over recent years there there have been a steady stream of stories in the media cataloging what appears to be an increasing trend of horrific attacks.
Based on one UK survey (Hospital Episode Statistics) dog attacks resulting in hospitalisation are up over 300% in 20 years.
If an intruder crosses its path, a Bullmastiff will typically use its strength to knock them over or block their path.
The breed is very docile in a family environment, however, and makes a great household pet. Doberman pinscher – If you have a large piece of property that you are trying to protect, a Doberman pinscher is a great guard dog for you.
Rottweilers’ large size and strength make this an important point to consider: an untrained, poorly trained, or abused Rottweiler can learn to be extremely aggressive and destructive.
Doberman Pinschers are, in general, a gentle, loyal, loving, and highly intelligent breed.
Although there is variation in temperament, a typical pet Doberman attacks only if it believes that it, its property, or its family are in danger. Marines in World War II, and 25 Marine War Dogs died in the Battle of Guam in 1944: there is a memorial in Guam in honor of these Doberman Pinschers In the hands of a responsible owner, a well-trained and socialized Rottweiler can be a reliable, alert dog and a loving companion.
They are an intelligent breed and extremely loyal to their owners.
Rottweilers are known to be aloof with strangers until properly introduced to them and are very quick learners. Komondor – Traditionally used to protect herds of sheep, the Komondor possesses a natural guard dog ability.